​That Night
Jutting off from the cliff

The tall pointed rocks

Ran down to the sea

Which crashed against it

The cold salty air there

Whipped through her hair

And dampened her clothes 

Though she hurried past

She knew that by morning 

When the household arose

They would search for her

But she’d have a head start

The path through the hills

Would take her directly

To the village he was from

Where they’d planned to meet 

It was dark and drizzling 

When she finally arrived

To find him waiting there

Just like he had promised

He fussed about her state

Repeatedly touching her belly

Asking if they were alright 

Before they hurried away 

That night they eloped

Never to be seen again

They’d been secret lovers

Originally lifelong friends 
Ria 2017

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